THE Dick Keighley Trophy was completed at Devon where most of the competitors were locals from the Skipton area and it proved quite a good day with many close games.

The deserved winner, however, was the top player from Rolls Royce, Steve Hounslow who after some close matches, comfortably defeated the former Skipton president Warren Burnett, of Craven, 21-11 after been level early on.

Losing in the semis were Jonathan Brown, of Craven, one to note in the future, and Mick Demain, also of Craven.

Robbie Ellis, also of Craven, retained the Aire-Wharfe Eady Rose Bowl Pairs at Yeadon Park along with Luke Teale, of Rufford Park.

The Skipton Veteran’s Inter-District team have played their penultimate game in the Yorkshire ABA event and recorded a rare win this season defeating Wakefield 31-25.

In the away leg, they managed to have three winners at Alverthorpe, all winning 21-20 while at home on an improving green at Cross Hills they suffered only one defeat in a good effort.

However, their opponents were no great shakes and the locals will have to fare better in their last match against Bradford on August 23, venue to be decided.

Most bowlers will be hoping for a drier weekend which begins with the Yorkshire Parks Veteran’s Handicap on Friday at Asa Briggs and Wibsey Park commencing at 10am with a good entry and top class field.

Yorkshire Ladies meet Shropshire in the County semi-final on Sunday where the only local representative Sharon Gadd makes the long journey south. Home leg at Raistrick at 2pm.

The Skipton Merit is scheduled for Sunday but no details are forthcoming about the draw or venue.

Latest positions in the Worth Valley Saturday Leagues see Denholme almost there in Division One, Bradshaw B ahead in League Two and Royd House well clear in Division Three.

In the Vets , Sutton A are the surprise leaders in Division One with Broughton Road, Bingley B, Cull B and Whinfield D ahead in the other four sections.